‘ Greater Kings Mountain 10,320
City Limits 8,008
This figure lor Greater Kings Mountain U derived from
the 195S Kings Mountain city directory census. The city
limits figure is from the United States census of ISSO.
Kings Mountain's Reliable Newspaper
VOL 76 No. 12
Kings Mountain, N, C., Thursday, March 25, I96S
PRICE TEN CENT^
Central Methodists To Build $200,000 Sanctuary
Jb ICACHEB'S go back to school — Thirty Kings Mountain area teachers are enrolled in a
new mathematics cdurse at East school. Pictured above with their instructor ore from left. Miss
Alice C. Averitt. Mrs. J. B. Simpson, and Principal Howard Bryant. At back desk is Mrs. J. H.
Patterson. (Photo by Bill Jackson).
Will Be Razed
In Early Fall
I A MOW .sanctuary for Central
I church is expected to
be built at cost of $2(K),(KXJ by
spring of '66, membei*s of the
church building committee an
nounced this week.
The pre.senl building on E.
Mountain street across from the
city postoffice will b<* razed and
construction of the 4t)0-seat sanc
tuary is expected to get under
way tills fall.
Mcmbcr.s of the building com
mittee I'cpon STi.OfX) on hand in
current funds and expect to give
architects the go aht'ad signal
when the $.S0,0d() figure is reach
Plasf* 1 of the building pro
gram. to hp siaried in early fall,
Vv\ll include the removing of the
existing .'sanctuary and adminis-
jtration wing. Digging off the
I tvHnk .and erecting the building
; on street level are included in
the project. Choir rooms, offices,
classro ims, a ladie.s’ parlor, new
pews and an organ are to be in
cluded. In Phase II of the build
ing program, the present parson
age w’ill be moved to another lo
cation. A new parsonage will be
erected on a site i*emote from
the church and there w'ill be ad
ditional land, a l.oO feet by 400
feel area, for parking cars.
Eugene J. Timms is chairman
of the building committee which
includes: Ben F. Beam, C. A,
P-uTterworth. J. R. Davis, John B.
Diliing, Wilson Griffin, Grady
K. ilowai d, Carl M. Logan, A. H.
Patterson, J. II. Patterson. B. S.
Peeler. Jr.. John O. Plonk. M. C.
Poston and John C. .Smathers.
John O. Plonk is chairman of
the memorial fund committee
which includes Mrs. ll. Carl
Mayes J\pd John D. Warlick.
>cr KM T It
M oUM r mortk cfA.*aoi.iiaA.
ARCHITECT'S DRAWING OF PROPOSED CENTRAL METHODIST CHURCH
Mayor To Capital
For Power Bill
In Math Class
Thirty Kings Mountain teacli-
ers are students one-day-a-week
taking special classes in modern
Dr. Ray Graham, assistant
professor of mathematics at Ap
palachian State Toaclior's col
lege, is the teacher. The pupds
meet Mondays at 3:30 p.m. at
East school for a class pemd of
two hours. 40 minutes. ,
The si»ecia! in-service training
course will bo completed ^lay |
What is the teaclier reaction to '
the modern approach to mathc- '
One elementary teacher says. ]
“The more engrossexi w'e become j
in the subject, ilie more we rea- :
li/e this procedu’X' has much to j
offer in the training of boys atici ;
girls to think ratlier than simply i
to memorize." i
Dr. Graham notes that the ^
I class is discovering tlie .struct,ire j
If mathematics, its laws, its sc- |
quence and it order. He empha- [
sizes that once they see the pat- |
tern, or logical sequence, they
will be able to fit their new un- !
derstanding into the overall pic- '
ture of mathematics without be
coming confused over their past
The language in this approach
is very pix'cise. Dr. Graham says,
and is more complete than the ,
language of traditional mathe- j George W. Mauney, Kings
matics. (Mountain cotton broker, has
Dr. Graham expects to use 1 been elected president of Kings
Stadium S. 0. S.:
$13,000 Is Needed
PRESIDENT — George W. Mau
ney has been elected president
I of Kings Mountain Country
' Club for the coming year.
Oi S2S9 Leads
List Of D:^nors
.\ctual cash • in • hand and
. pledges to the John Gamble Sta-
j diurn toiaio.d $60,907.48 this week,
j up $1,844.20 following S.O.S. by
i the fund-raising committee for
the balance needed to complete
the .$80,000 campaign and to per
mit immediate lotting of the con
The rommittce, at a (tinner
mw'ting Friday niglit, m.'>ppcd a
solicitation clean-up campaign
headtxl by Bill Bates, co ohaii-
men of the committet' soliciting
individuals. Mr. Bates was out
of-town Wednesday attending the
national coachc’s’ clinic in Allan-
Coufinued On Pa<fc a
I Bites Conducted
I Funeral for Mrs. Cora Bell
I Joliy, 84, widow of James Cicero
j was held Friday at 4 p.m.
from First Wesleyan Methexiist
church, interment followi-ng in
, Mountain Rest cemelery.
' Mrs. .Tolly died at 8:45 p.m. 1
Iasi Wednesday after suffering a |
I heart attack at her home on \
j Walker street.
j A native of Lincoln County,
she was a daughter of the late
I Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel Parker,
j Surviving are two schis, Clyde
[jolly of Rulherfordton and
^Claude oJlly of Concord; three
daughtei's. Sirs. Clyde Blackwell ■
and Mrs. Ellis King, both of j
K i-n g s Mountain, and Mrs. |
Ciiarh's English of Danville, Va.:
j one brother. George Parker of
'Maiden; three sisters, Miss Lizzie
i Parker and Mrs. Florence Beard,
I both of Maiden, and Mrs. Mary
I Mackey of Pampa, Texas, 25
: grandchildtvn and 26 great-
! Rev. John Harris officiated at
! the final rites.
KIWANIS TALENT SHOW
Tickets go on sale this week
for t!ie eighth annual Kiwanis
Talent Show to be staged April
1 at S p.m. in Kings Mountain
high school auditorium. Tickets
will he 75 cents for adults and
35 cents for students.
Mayor Glee A. Bridges and
William White, Kings Mountain ;
lawyer and brother of Senator'
Jack White, will represent the
city in Raleigh Wednesday I ^ J IB
further efforts by the state’s pow-! If j|l| ATAA
er-distributing cities to prevent I “•****'^^^
legislation inimical to their in- 111^ J
terests. 1 0 D6 UlSCttSSGfl
The mayor said that the Cleve
land Senator had informed him
that the rural electrification Sen
ate Bill 95 is being aired before
Rumor Mill Still Grinding
But No New Candidates File
By Moss, Strench
John Henry Moss, candidate
a joint session of the Senate and foj. mayor in the May 11 city
House. William White will repre- j election, said Wednesday he ex-
sent the city and the mayor says pgets to meet within the next
he understands three attorneys i ^0^^ days with D. D. Strench, gen-
will represent the League of Mu- [ e^al manager of the Southern Di-
nieipalities. .vision of Southern Railway, at
La.st week Private Utilities and Charlotte, to discuss plans for
Rural Electric Cooperatives turn-’safety and beautification of the
ed d(*af ears to pleas that the i railroad area of the city.
(‘ities’ present rights be prolwt-I j^r. Moss said safety and
ed. The result was introduction , beautification are part of a long-
in the General Assembly of the|pgfjg0 program of improvement
Utililics-REA (ximpromise, which i ^hich he is promoting in his
would no longer emp(>wer power- campaign for mayor,
selling cities to acquire lines of 'pj^0 one-time city commission-
other.® in areas annexed to the 1 cj. ^nd pre.sident of the Western
city limits. The identical bills Carolinas Baseball League, talk-
wero introduced by Senator Fred informally with D. W. Bros-
Mills of Anson (Senate Bill 95) i nan, president of Southern Rail-
and by Representative Earl; way Company, at Gardner-Webb
Vaughn of Rockingham (House
The action brought strong
blasts from Mayor Bridges, from
Shelby’s City Manager Phin Hor
ton, and from the recently-form
ed North Carolina Municipally
Ovned Electric Ssystems.
May 19 Date
SPEAKER — WiUxom P. Saun
ders will be guest speaker at
Thursday's Kiwanis club meet
ing at 6:45 pjn. at the Wo
[College Monday night. President
Brosnan made the feature ad
dress at a dinner meeting of bus
iness and industrial leaders. Mr.
Moss said Brosnan reterred him
to the Charlotte office.
Mr. Moss had contacted Bros
nan at his Washington, D. C. of
fice and set up the appointment.
Moss says he also intends to | Southern Pines, acting director
discuss the "railway situation’* | of the North Carolina Depait-
with officials of the State High
way Departmtmt and with Con-
I To Speak Here
i William P. (Billi Saunders of
Former Football Coach Honored
For Service To Youth, Community
fihns recommended by the Na
tional School Mathematics Study
Group to enrich the local pro
gram. No. 11 he has inslruct(xl
in the modern approach to
Students express themselves
as highly impix'ssed with the
teacher and enthusiasm about
The Kings Mountain class rep
resents only one of the efforts
to prci)arp teachers for better
t(’aching through in-service train
ing, Miss Alice C. Averett. schools
teaching consultant, points out.
Many of the local teachers will
study this summer in colleges
throughout the state, Miss Aver
ett notes, and she adds that lo-
Mountain Country Club for the
Other officers, also elected by
new directors Wednesday, were
G(me Timms, vice - president;
George B. 1’homnsson. seeixMary;
and Hubert McGinnis, treasurer.
The new officers will serve a
Stockholders, at the annual
dinner meeting 'Puesday night,
elected five new directors, in
cluding Hugh Ormand. Cliarlos
Blanton. George W. Mauney. and
Hubert McGinnis, all elect('d to
three-year terms, and George B.
Thomasson elected to a oneyoar
term. Members of the fprgmlttce
wore George H. Houser, chair
man, Jack Arnette and Dr.
cal in-service groups will con- | George Plonk.
inue so that the teachers will
feel “comfortable" when faced
( with the leaching of malhemat-
|)l*s through the modern approach.
Enrolled in the math class are
Continued On Page 0
Club President Henry Neisler
presided. Reports were given
from chairman of the house,
pool, social, membership, and
greens committees, in addition
Continued On Page H
John H. Gamble. Jr., former
high school football coach re- |
ceived an alumni citation last i
weekend during Garner - Webb ]
college’s ("onvocation whi('h at-
tractc<l crowds to the Boiling ;
Spring campus. j
Cited for tcacliing and youth j
leadership through athletics. Mr. i
Gamble receivr(i a certificate |
which road: “In recognition oi t
outstanding achievement a n d |
service in the field of youth lead- ■
ership through teaching athletics '
j w'hich reflect honor upon this j
I college. . ■
I Educated at Gardner - Webh
' and Appalachian Stale Teacher’s
I college Mr. Gamble 1ms long j
^lx»en active in community af- ,
i fairs. He was nvroational direct-
' or for the City of Kings Moun
tain during the summer of 19.56. |
was business manager for the
Kings Mountain IjOgion Baseball ;
team in 1957, and for three years .
was a seasonal nark ranger at
Kings Mountain National Mill-
Continued On Page 0 i
CITED — John H. Gamble,
former high school teacher and
coach, received a citation for
service during Gardner - Webb
college's Convocotion program
May 19 will mark a milestone
in telephone progress for Kings
Mountain and Gastonia, Toll-
free service between the cities
will go into effect on that date.
Kings Mountain subscribers
can call any telephone in Gas
tonia without paying a long dis
tance charge. And subscribers in
Gastonia ('an call any telephone
in Kings Mountain without pay
ing a long distance charge.
“The need for the new service
directly reflects the over - all
growth of these communities,"
said F. Bryan Houck, Southern
Mr. Houck said that inaugura
tion of the new and improved
service will mean that subscrib
ers in each of the communities
whi('h voted for this plan will be
able to dial a far larger number
of people without paying long
With the introduction of the
new service?. Kings Mountain
monthly rates will be adjusted to
the level charged throughout the
state for exchanges having simi
lar number of telephones iiu’lud-
od in their local flat-rate calling
A dance for teenagers who
are children of Country Club
members is scheduled Friday.
April 2. from 8:30 until 11:30
p.m. Music will be provided
by the Chancelors and admis
sion is $1.50 per person. Reser
vations should be made by
gre.'^sman Basil Whitener on
“jxxssibh' availability of federal
fund.s for this program."
The Gold stret't railroad cross
ing claimed the lives of four vic
tims in a car-train crash last
January. Thcrt' are s('ven grade
ci'ossings in the city.
“I have a definite and concrete
program of improvem('nl for our
town," Mr. Moss added.
ment of Conservation and De
velopment on appointment of
Governor Dan M(K>re, wall ad
dress Kings Mountain Kiwanians
at their Thursday night met*iing.
The civic club convenes at
6:45 p.m. at the Woman’s club.
On Won't Run;
Last week's spate of candidates
produced prolific rumors but no
Conversational interest chiefly
con(?erns the mayor’s post, as of
Wednesday a three-way race be
tween Mayor Glee A. Bridges, Ex-
Mayor Kelly Dixon and Ex-City
Commissioner John Henry Moss
who is seeking the mayor’s post
for the first time.
William (Bill) Orr, reported a
possible candidate for mayor,
said Monday he definitely won’t
be a candidate. There has yet
been no formal activity from the
Negro community, and Mr. Orr
sai<j he had heard of no names
in the rumor-mill from his com
munity. Negroes have offered for
the Ward 5 commission seat a-
gainst J. E. (Zip) Rhea in the
past four city elections, but Mr.
Orr, a past president of the
Negro l,(*ague of Voters, said he
knew of none.
“I won’t be a candidate for
either the mayoral or city com-
mi.ssion post,” he said. Mr. Orr
said he'd had about 100 calls
concerning his projected candi
To VFW Post
Kansas City. Mo. -- John A.
“Buck" Jenkins, Birmingham,
Alabama, Commander-in-Chief of
Veterans of Foreign Wars of th<'
United States, has announced the
appointment of Harold Glass,
Kings Mountain, North Carolina,
as National Aidc-de-Camp, V. F.
In making the announcement,
Commander - in - Chief Jenkins
s-aid: “Because Mr. Glass has a
record of achievement in the V.
F. W. of w'hich to be proud, I am
happy to appoint him to serve on
my staff. His continuing aware
ness of problems facing our na
tion’s veterans, their widow’s and
orphans merits this appointment
and I know I will he able to rely
on his judgment and recommen
dations. I am also confident he
W’ill contirme to represent his
community, state and nation in
the highest traditions of the Vet
erans of Foreign Wat's of the
Glass is a past commander of
Kings Mountain Post 9S1L
Mountain citizen, is father of
Mrs. Robert O. Southwell
Mr. Saunders served as dii'oct-
or for several years during the
administration of Governor Lu
ther H. Hodges.
Mayor And Quartet
On Television Show
Filing deadline is April 26.
Ward 1 Commissioner Ray
Cline is already opposed by
former - Mayor Garland E. Still,
and Ward 2 Commissioner Eu-
onetime Kings j ^<»ne Goforth is opposed by
Thomas B. Eubanks and W. Sei-
more Biddix. Ward 3 Commission,
or T. J. Elli.son is opposed by
James L. Guyton and Ward 4
Commissioner Norman King is
opposed by Dewey A. Styers. For
the board of edueation seat, Mrs.
Lena W. McGill is opposed by
Robert (Bob) Smith.
Comm. J. E. (Zip) Rhea is the
. ,,, . candidate to date in Ward
Ma.\or Glee A. Bridges, Ci y ; - other unopposed candidate
Comm ssionor Norman ^
len Jollc>, J. C. Bridges and Jon outside-city district,
as Bndg(*s appeared on the Ar-
thur Smith Show Friday morning
on W'BTV, Charlotte.
The mayor introduced mem
bers of the quartet who .sang the
hymn, “I’ve Been Listening",
with Jonas Bridges accompany
ing on the guitar. Mr. Jolley is
music director at First Baptist
church, J. C. Bridges is a hard-
wareman and son of Mayor
Bridges, and Jona.s Bridges is
pre.sident of the Merchants Asso
ciation and manager of Radio
Registration books will open at
eight precincts April 10 for the
May 11 city and board of educa
Parking meter receipts for
the week ending Wednesday at
noon totaled $219.90, including
$140.90 from on-street meters,
$60 from fines and $19 from
off-street meters, Assistant City
Clerk Grace C Wolfe repcurtcd
Hearing April 6th
For Four Youths
Pi'eliminary hearing for four
high sch<x)l seniors charged with
bi'eaking and entering and lar^
ceny has been re-scheduled for
Tuesday, Apiil 16, in Cleveland
Recorder’s Court Judge Joe
Mull was out-of-town Tuesday
attending a safety meeting in
The four defendants are James
Falls, Mike Ballard. Spencer
Moore and Dann^ Diliing.